Thursday, April 3, 2008
#315 Dave Parker
Why this card is awesome: Because we forget just how beefy Parker was. In an age well before steroid use was common, Parker was a beast of a man. By today's standards, he doesn't look so large.
Also, this card and the next card form an interesting pair. Who knows why?
Also, this is yet another card with Expos in the background...
Cool stat: From 1979 to 1990, Parker had the most seasons (5) of 90 to 99 RBIs. If he had gotten a bit lucky and had 2 or 3 more 100-RBI seasons, he might actually have gotten serious HOF consideration. He's followed on that list by some other guys who were sort of marginal superstars - Kevin McReynolds and Harold Baines.